Saturday, 10 August 2013
Six More Volumes
The Trygve Yamamura Mysteries
Perish By The Sword
Murder In Black Letter
Is There Life On Other Worlds?
The Infinite Voyage
Of the non-fiction titles, two are self-explanatory and address important issues whereas the third is mysterious and intriguing. Apparently, it is a children's introduction to astronomy, also an important topic.
I had known that there were three mystery novels but not that they shared a single central character, still less that that character also appears in a short story, "Dead Phone," (see here) that I had read once years ago, now remembering only that it was a mystery. I will reread it next before returning to For Love And Glory.
Sheila and I spent a weekend in Hay-on-Wye "book town" - a small town that, having lost whatever industry it originally had, has opted to attract tourists by converting many otherwise empty buildings, including even a defunct cinema, into second hand bookshops and also holds an annual literary festival with big name speakers. I rifled science fiction sections of bookshops but was disappointed to find, for the most part, only multiple copies of familiar items.
One bookshop specialized in mysteries but I either did not know of, or did not think to look for, Anderson's mysteries. However, I will now have to track down these books in order to read and blog about them, the moral of the story being that Poul Anderson Appreciation blogging still has a long future ahead of it.